Monday, November 9, 2009

Raising a child's self-esteem

Learning a new skill or indulging in a hobby are other great ways to enhance a child’s self-esteem. This helps them to feel good about themselves and their abilities to learn new things. It also allows the child to feel that they are smarter for being able to learn so much about this new facet of their life. Ideas can be as varied as learning a new language, learning how to play an instrument, collecting rocks, birdwatching and swimming.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: How to Enhance a Child's Self-Esteem

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Global warming: Fact or fiction?

"Several debates rage over theories about how the planet was formed and how it is thriving – or not thriving."


"The global warming scare has made plenty of people become more aware of the impact they have on the planet, but one has to ask if this theory can actually be fact or just a lot of hot air."

CHANGED "can actually be fact" to "is actual fact."

CHANGED "one has to ask if this theory is actual fact" to a question format.

CHANGED "Another claim adding fuel to this debate that global warming is a myth" to "another claim that global warming is a myth" Needed the sentence to be shorter.

CHANGED "Another point which the proponents make" to "Another point they make" because of word limit.

CHANGED "Bottom line, whether or not global warming is real, the fact remains that all human inhabitants of this earth" to omit "the fact remains." Felt it was irrelevant since I started the sentence with "bottom line."

CHANGED "all human inhabitants of this earth should take steps to care for our environment" to "all human inhabitants of our home planet should care for our environment." I felt that calling Earth our "home planet" would have a stronger emotional impact and cause some sensitive readers to feel that attachment to our planet.

Read this article here: Is Global Warming a Myth?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tips for checking out a childcare provider

Ask for references, talk to clients, carefully observe the environment, hang out with the children and watch how the child care provider works.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this Article Here: How to Find Child Care

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sleep remedies for children

"Caffeine does stay in your bloodstream for several hours."

"Try the above tips for a few days to see if they help your child fall into a sleep routine. Give things a few days to work before turning to outside sources of help in assisting your child’s sleep problems."

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: Natural Sleep Aids for Children

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Advice for women buying a car

Following your research, try to have the money you’re willing to pay on you when you go to the car lot. Let the salesman know you have cash ready to pay. This will change their tune and they’ll be more willing to work with you in negotiating a price.

Give yourself a day or two to decide if that car and that price is what you are willing to go with.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: A Woman's Car Buying Guide

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tips for childproofing your home

Check the walls of your home for chipped or flaked paint. This can lead to lead poisoning if the paint contains lead. Hire a professional to remove it.

Use doorknob covers and hook-and-eye locks on doors to keep children out of certain rooms. Also, keep items children can’t touch – such as framed photos, fine china and jewelry – in these “off-limit” rooms.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: How to Child Proof Your Home

Monday, April 13, 2009

Home remedies for Candida

As a part of your regular diet, yogurt can help prevent the growth and spread of yeasts that would lead to an infection.

Another suggestion has been to soak a tampon in curds and insert it into the area twice a day.

(Cut from the paragraph discussing an alternative to eating yogurt) These (acidophilus) pills are available from your local health food store and they act as a stronger force compared to yogurt in going straight to the infected area to do what it does best.

(Cut from the paragraph on buttermilk): Not only is it good for you but it has been reported to prevent the onset of a yeast infection.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: Home Remedies to Cure Candida

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fun things to do on a second date

Play pool.
Why it rocks: You get to see how you both socialize with others in a public setting, have fun together and invite playful moments.

Take a hike.
Why it rocks: You both get to enjoy the outdoors, see how you handle emergencies or unique situations should they happen, and show off your physical agility.

Have a picnic.
Why it rocks: You get to have some cuddle time enjoying foods you both like, or even trying out new kinds of foods and showing off any of your culinary skills, and you get to take in a great view while having a chance to talk.

Go boating.
Why it rocks: If you’re a skilled boater, you get to show off just how well you can handle a boat. If not, a boat tour is a great chance to cuddle together while enjoying aquatic beauty and having time to talk in a comfortable, quiet environment. And it’s just the two of you on one boat.

Go fishing.
Why it rocks: If nothing else, fishing is a great way to get in some quiet time to just download or talk. It’s also a great chance to show how well you can work together, tolerate frustrations (every fishing expedition has one), and be creative in figuring out where to fish.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit exceeded.

Read this article here: Fun Second Date Ideas

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Areas of interest in Alaska

From this paragraph:

"Alaska is famous for its national parks. Some of their parks include the Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kluane National Park and Wrangell St. Elias National Park."

I deleted the sentence: "You are bound to find many which offer wildlife attractions, mountains and aquatic areas to enjoy."

From this paragraph:

"The Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery, also in Anchorage, is another great destination. Operated by the state’s fish and game department, it offers salmon viewing in late May through July, as well as August through mid-September."

I deleted the sentence: "This is more of an ideal place to visit if you’re into fishing and the outdoors."

Changed "In addition to displaying everything about this state’s history" to just "additionally."

Got rid of the crutch words like "definitely" and "just."

Changed "The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is one place you won’t want to leave off your itinerary" to "Don't leave the Alaska SeaLife Center off your itinerary." The revised sentence seems to be more active.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit and poor writing.

Read this article here:
Places to Visit in Alaska

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Native custom in Guam

One main fact about Guam is that natives like to hold parties and festivals for all kinds of occasions. Guam law states that every citizen is invited to all parties, but if you are a guest to the country and somehow find yourself attending one, be sure to take a dish to share. All parties are potlucks.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count exceeded.

Read this article here:
Vacationing in Guam

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pros and cons of having a green roof

The advantages of having a green roof are both environmental and economical. On one hand, they can reduce your heating bill by up to 40% because they act as a natural air conditioner by increasing the insulation levels in your roof. They also keep homes cooler during hot seasons because of evaporative cooling. On another hand, they reduce stormwater run-off and filter pollutants out of rainwater. They also use recycled materials and use natural resources. It also reduces noise pollution in your home. Sounds from planes, machinery, cars, etc., are either reflected, deflected or absorbed. On top of this, they are more sustainable, lasting for up to 75 years if maintained well.

The disadvantages of having a green roof is the price (some can cost as much as $4000 to install) and the high maintenance. Done correctly, you won’t have to worry too much about maintaining the greenery but you will have to occasionally check and make sure everything is as it should be. Additionally, the roots can penetrate the waterproofing membrane, risking collapse.

REASON FOR CUTTING: Word count limit was exceeded.

Read this article here: How to Install a Green Roof